Reset Home Folder Permissions and ACLs is running for hours and hours

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by goharbaig, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. goharbaig macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2011
    I have iMac intel OS Lion, very new mac user. Due to some reason I couldn't change anything on my desktop files and folder. I could not able to trash anything from my desktop only (I was able to trash other files (which are not on desktop). If I tired to trash,rename or moving any desktop items, system was asking for login and password, but it was not working. So I have been told to perform Reset Password thru Utilities/Terminal. So, as of right now Reset Home Folder Permissions and ACLs is running since 24 hours with no luck. I kept some thousand of medical records files with other 5000 epub titles in on folder on desktop (may be stupid). but please advice me to regain atleast old state. Your help will be highly appreciated.
  2. benthewraith macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL
    I'm not sure who told you to reset your password. First try and repair permissions through Disk Utility.
  3. goharbaig thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2011
    As of right now, after restarting, The repairing permission have been run and completed but desktop issues are still there. No change
  4. CodeBreaker macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sea of Tranquility
    Open your home directory in Finder. Right-click on Desktop and select "Get Info". In the "Sharing and Permissions" table in the bottom, make sure your account is there, and has read/write access.

    If it isn't there, click the '+' icon to add your account with read/write settings. After that click on the gearwheel icon and select "Apply to enclosed items".

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